Amazon Cloud Inches Closer to the Enterprise with VPC

amazon-vpc-01Amazon’s AWS  VPC (Virtual Private Cloud) is like a canvas. It lets you define private networks, the way they interact with each other, routing, and security. Now, it even lets you terminate VPN connections from your main corporate network out-of-the-box and, best of all, it doesn’t cost you anything to use it.

Fast Secured AWS Deployment: Elastic Beanstalk, IAM and ELB for TLS (SSL) Serving

The latest trends on major sites is to serve content using HTTPS only. It actually offers several interesting advantages, like:

  • Protection against Man-in-the-Middle Attacks, where someone is able to hear your connection and get sensitive information (e.g. cookies)
  • Avoids (to some extent) some nasty Bots and Spiders
  • Conveys more trust from Users, especially those who always ask “Where’s the Key Icon I’ve heard about on TV?” (e.g., your parents)

How to Add a New Listener to an Existing Elastic Load Balancer (ELB)

How to Set Access Control (IAM) for a Glacier Vault

An AWS account has full permission to perform all actions on the Amazon Glacier Vault that are part of the account. However, the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) users don’t have any permission by default. You can control access by setting vault-level access policies using the AWS IAM service.

With AWS IAM you can create a policy for a specific user or group. This guide shows you how to set an access level policy for a vault.

How to Create and Manage IAM user Keys and Signing Certificates

In this guide we will show how to create and manage AWS cloud user access keys and signing X.509 certificates for your AWS account IAM users.

How to Manage AWS IAM Roles

How to Separate Key-Pair Authentication for Individual User

How to Create or Modify IAM User Group

In this guide we will show you how to create and update IAM users and groups including how to configure and attach a new policy to an existing IAM group. We invite you to learn how  create a new IAM user.

In this guide we will create the group  ‘testIAMGrp’ without any policy at first.

Highly Available Web Properties in AWS

AWS cloud products facilitate the way you can easily and in a reasonable time, deploy a scalable online  service on Amazon cloud infrastructure. The slides include schemes that deal with the different cloud aspects such as elasticity, performance and security. The architectures demonstrated uses some advanced AWS products such as Auto-scaling, RDS, Route53 and much more. The presentation is a bit long, take your time and you will find these AWS features that can help you understand how to get more of your AWS cloud account.

How to Manage IAM Security Policies

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